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(PennLive)   School bus driver charged for letting kids fight without intervening. He just said "clear the aisle and let them fight"   (pennlive.com) divider line 77
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2013-04-24 02:58:47 PM
Why should a barely-paid driver have to intervene in a fight?
 
2013-04-24 03:06:10 PM
"a fight between an 18-year-old female student and a juvenile male student "

Nope. I would not step into that, either.  But I wouldn't yell, "clear the aisle and let them fight" and I'd certainly report that the male student was left bleeding.

Read more:  http://www.wtae.com/news/local/beaver/report-driver-lets-freedom-area - students-fight-on-school-bus/-/10927942/19871910/-/4r77urz/-/index.htm l#ixzz2RPQjTj1T
 
2013-04-24 03:41:13 PM
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Go banana!
 
2013-04-24 03:41:28 PM
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2013-04-24 03:42:04 PM
I guess the driver is oblgated to get their bell-rung like usually happens to someone who tries and stop a fight.
 
2013-04-24 03:42:05 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Nope. I would not step into that, either.  But I wouldn't yell, "clear the aisle and let them fight" and I'd certainly report that the male student was left bleeding.


At least he didn't take bets on the fight.
 
2013-04-24 03:42:45 PM
Driver is no longer working for district. No kidding. This should be under FAIL.
 
2013-04-24 03:43:08 PM
Yeahhhhhh.... Talk about a no win scenario! If he had interfered; the parents would sue the school into oblivion. I wouldn't have shouted "clear the aisles" either.
 
2013-04-24 03:44:22 PM

Haliburton Cummings:


Golden flake?
 
2013-04-24 03:45:11 PM
The bus driver was only following the first rule of Bus Fight club...
 
2013-04-24 03:45:22 PM
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2013-04-24 03:45:35 PM
Meh...its not like anyone was in danger...the bus was stopped outside the school.  that said where the heck was the faculty?
 
2013-04-24 03:45:47 PM
FTA: Police charged Hollis under a law requiring guardians or those in a position of trust to care for children.

He cared enough that he let the kids learn all on their own. Bet he beats the charges.
 
2013-04-24 03:46:22 PM
He should have just drove his bus to the front of a police station and let them handle it from there.
 
2013-04-24 03:47:33 PM

LasersHurt: Why should a barely-paid driver

- who would be fired for touching them - have to intervene in a fight?

/fixed your post for you
 
2013-04-24 03:48:50 PM
Big deal.  There was at least 1 fight a week on our bus.
 
2013-04-24 03:49:11 PM
All he had to do was pull over, shut off the engine and then blast some Barry Manilow over the p.a. system. That's what my bus driver used to do just to get us to shut up.
 
2013-04-24 03:49:41 PM
Smart of him to clear the aisle so no one else would get hurt.
 
2013-04-24 03:50:52 PM
FTA: Hollis can be heard telling other students to "clear the aisle and let them fight."

Defense Attorney:  Actually he was preventing the other students from escalating the melee into a mob fight.  That man should be praised as a hero and given a parade!
 
2013-04-24 03:51:22 PM

BarkingUnicorn: "a fight between an 18-year-old female student and a juvenile male student "

Nope. I would not step into that, either.  But I wouldn't yell, "clear the aisle and let them fight" and I'd certainly report that the male student was left bleeding.

v006o.popscreen.com


CAT FIGH....oh.
 
2013-04-24 03:51:32 PM
He shoulda got inbetween them let them hit him and then he could have sued the school and parents into oblivion. That seems like the only win situation for him.
 
2013-04-24 03:52:09 PM
So who won?
 
2013-04-24 03:52:16 PM
He's not the boss of them. He did the right thing. He looked after the safety of the majority of kids who weren't being troublemakers.
Discipline the parents of the fighters.
 
2013-04-24 03:54:24 PM
accelerate rapidly, then slam on the brakes.
 
2013-04-24 03:54:54 PM
"Are you not entertained?"
 
2013-04-24 03:54:59 PM
And if dude actually would have intervened he would have gotten fired for "touching the kids". Damned if you do damned if you don't. I think he did the right thing.
 
2013-04-24 03:59:22 PM

Astorix: Haliburton Cummings:

Golden flake?


Evil snowflakes or "wring the snowflakes"

LasersHurt: Why should a barely-paid driver have to intervene in a fight?


And there was a female involved?  If the girl was winning and the driver stepped in, you can bet someone would dig up a sexual assault charge.  It might be baseless, but that driver will still have that charge on his record.
 
2013-04-24 04:00:13 PM
you're all right, he was farked. i hope someone who reads the article gives him a good paying low stress job. obviously he is capable of making rational decisions and working under miserable conditions.

school teachers and bus drivers: amazing anyone is willing to put up with the shiat they get daily
 
2013-04-24 04:00:27 PM
Jesus Christ. You try to be fair...
 
2013-04-24 04:08:04 PM
i'm with a lot of you here...and honestly haven't seen any of you with the opposing view:

if he had stepped in the middle he would've been disciplined/fired for touching the kids...or sexual harrassment on the female student, or all of the above.

i KNOW i've seen such stories on here before. he probably has too and realized he was better off not stepping in.
 
2013-04-24 04:08:40 PM
so..
kids fought on bus,
bus driver didn't intervene,
bus driver told other kids to clear the walkways, let them fight (aka, don't get involved, don't want anyone else getting hurt)
and..
bus driver gets in trouble?

/sounds legit
 
2013-04-24 04:12:31 PM
I think it has become standard in my city for all school buses to have an adult monitor who is not driving.
 
2013-04-24 04:13:13 PM
When the bus driver counted to two and there was no pin, everyone yelled two.
 
2013-04-24 04:14:17 PM
all this said, what's his fark handle?
 
WGJ
2013-04-24 04:18:06 PM
Sometimes that is the only way to get things settled. And now the boy kid has to face the rest of the school about getting his ass handed to him by a girl.
 
2013-04-24 04:18:26 PM
There was no way he could have come out ahead in that scenario. He should have just driven the bus off a cliff, or into oncoming traffic or something. Then he could drag a few injured kids out of the bus and he'd be a hero.
 
2013-04-24 04:22:19 PM
I get how as a school bus driver he does have to make sure the kids are OK -- but in this case, the "kids" were an 18 year old girl and a "juvenile male" who I'm guessing was not much younger. If they'd been fighting on a public bus, nobody would be arresting the driver, they'd be arresting the teens for assault and endangering the people around them. As it was, it sounds like the driver chose the best of several bad options; don't interfere and get either hammered or charged with assault (two older teens are a very different kettle of fish from, say, two squabbling eight-year-olds) and keep the other kids on the bus out of the way.
 
2013-04-24 04:24:39 PM
In other news, a school bus driver has been fired and charged with sexual assault for touching two boys who were riding on his bus.
 
2013-04-24 04:28:47 PM
Two kids enter, one kid leaves!

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2013-04-24 04:40:30 PM
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2013-04-24 04:47:28 PM
This world would be a better place if you just let the snowflakes deal with their own problems. Now they're going to have a problem with each other for years and a record to boot.
 
2013-04-24 04:49:45 PM
Who drives to Bartertown?
 
2013-04-24 04:51:18 PM

The Pope of Manwich Village:


I'm thinking of the driver from you can't do that on television
 
2013-04-24 05:08:05 PM

RenownedCurator: I get how as a school bus driver he does have to make sure the kids are OK -- but in this case, the "kids" were an 18 year old girl and a "juvenile male" who I'm guessing was not much younger. If they'd been fighting on a public bus, nobody would be arresting the driver, they'd be arresting the teens for assault and endangering the people around them. As it was, it sounds like the driver chose the best of several bad options; don't interfere and get either hammered or charged with assault (two older teens are a very different kettle of fish from, say, two squabbling eight-year-olds) and keep the other kids on the bus out of the way.


Uhhh, no he didn't. If he was going to do nothing then he should have done nothing. "Clear the aisle and let them fight" was a very poor choice of several bad options.
 
2013-04-24 05:17:10 PM
Depending on just how nasty it was getting, it still could have been the best option. What's better, letting them fight it out with others in the way, or clearing the space? OK, "Clear the aisle" would have been better, without the "Let them fight" at the end. Still, considering the students' ages, I'm having a hard time getting too worked up about this.
 
2013-04-24 05:27:52 PM
And that is why I am not in any form of authority or implied authority over children.  Two kids want to fight, let them fight.  When I was in high school and jr high I would have rather fought someone and had it out instead of being told not to fight and that if I did, under zero tolerance, I would be arrested and expelled.  At least when you fight, it's out of your system over and done with.
 
2013-04-24 05:28:16 PM
Man arming teachers and bus drivers looks better all the time. Just think if he had been armed he could have unloaded all 22 shots from his Glock 22 Urban Pacification Assualt pistol and ended the fight with five dead savages.
 
2013-04-24 05:30:02 PM

Great Janitor: And that is why I am not in any form of authority or implied authority over children.  Two kids want to fight, let them fight.  When I was in high school and jr high I would have rather fought someone and had it out instead of being told not to fight and that if I did, under zero tolerance, I would be arrested and expelled.  At least when you fight, it's out of your system over and done with.


You ever been in a fight in high school or jr high? It was never two kids wanting to fight it was always three loser assholes, who would be in jail by the time they were twenty, holding down one kid and kicking the shiat out of him.
 
2013-04-24 05:39:51 PM
Give me a break, just some punk kids having a brawl.  Probably safer to do it on the bus than at the bus-stop after school like we did in the mean streets of lily-white suburban Atlanta...
 
2013-04-24 05:42:12 PM
The Stealth Hippopotamus: This world would be a better place if you just let the snowflakes deal with their own problems. Now they're going to have a problem with each other for years and a record to boot.
Know how I know you DRTFA
 
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